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“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75631 Nov 7, 2012

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#75632 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka,
I did not have a dog in that fight.
lc

Since: Jan 10

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#75633 Nov 7, 2012
Thanks, TOnka, I got distracted here at work and forgot to post.

Since: Jan 10

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#75634 Nov 7, 2012
Okay, now my move to my new place is being pushed back a week. Lars (landlord) just needs a little more time to finish the kitchen. New floor, built a new wall, new cabinets, new sink, new counter, etc. He said it should all be done by next Tuesday, so he wants me to wait on moving the big stuff until the weekend after that. He'll cut me a deal on December rent to make up for it. That's cool, just disappointing.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#75635 Nov 7, 2012
Ahem...

Washington state legalized recreational marijuana.:D

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#75636 Nov 7, 2012
Winter Storm Athena? This is new, naming nor'easters.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75637 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
So as I mentioned the other day, they are discussing the election in my kid's kindergarten class. Not sure what criteria a 6 year old uses to determine who he wants to win a presidential election, but my kid wanted Romney. He had just taken a shower this morning and was standing there with his towel when I told him who won. Next thing you know, he was in his room naked curled up on the floor in the fetal position under his comforter crying. Any other Romney supporters out there react this way?
Ha! Most people I've heard from have been outwardly pretty cordial. But a pro-Obama friend had one of his FB friends absolutely wig out. It was a pretty epic rant. Like...somebody needs to 5150 that guy, ASAP. All hellfire and brimstone.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75638 Nov 7, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ha! Most people I've heard from have been outwardly pretty cordial. But a pro-Obama friend had one of his FB friends absolutely wig out. It was a pretty epic rant. Like...somebody needs to 5150 that guy, ASAP. All hellfire and brimstone.
You need to find and post it here.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#75639 Nov 7, 2012
Matilda77 wrote:
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Ha! Most people I've heard from have been outwardly pretty cordial. But a pro-Obama friend had one of his FB friends absolutely wig out. It was a pretty epic rant. Like...somebody needs to 5150 that guy, ASAP. All hellfire and brimstone.
I really wish I had not lost it over the years, but way back before facebook was the political outlet of choice, I had a friend send an email blast that made some false claims. They sounded suspect to me, so googled it. Turns out it was a complete fabrication chain email that was debunked on snopes. Email happened to be about Hilary Clinton, but I would have looked it up were it about a republican as well.

I emailed back to the group the link to snopes. Did not add any commentary. Did not really have any to offer. Just wanted to point out that this story false. One of her friends took that as his cue to rip into me unmercifully as if he knew anything about me. Never met this person and all he knew of me was that I emailed a snopes link.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#75640 Nov 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree that both major parties have shifted to the extremes. The last four years have been a disaster for Democratic policies because Obama and the Dems have rolled over and tried to compromise to ridiculous lengths. Dems aren't pushing for more abortion providers, but the Repubs sure have pushed to get into my uterus statutorily. Etc.
No one is trying to get into your uterus because you are taking the proper precautions not to get pregnant (autocorrect wanted to make that " prep giant") when you are not prepared to follow through with the pregnancy. When I was 7 weeks pregnant, I had a trans-vag ultrasound. It was no more invasive than going for my regular ob/gyn appts. I believe in fully educating people. I would like it to start before they start having sex, but it should also continue in a dr's office. That cluster of cells already has a heartbeat and while I personally believe that a woman should be free to choose to terminate a pregnancy in the first trimester, I think she needs to be fully educated on exactly what she is terminating.

I guess I just don't understand why someone would be in favor of sex education and prenatal care, but want a step taken out that may stop a person from understanding exactly what is happening to her body when she is actually pregnant (denying the pregnancy does not make it go away).

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75641 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I really wish I had not lost it over the years, but way back before facebook was the political outlet of choice, I had a friend send an email blast that made some false claims. They sounded suspect to me, so googled it. Turns out it was a complete fabrication chain email that was debunked on snopes. Email happened to be about Hilary Clinton, but I would have looked it up were it about a republican as well.
I emailed back to the group the link to snopes. Did not add any commentary. Did not really have any to offer. Just wanted to point out that this story false. One of her friends took that as his cue to rip into me unmercifully as if he knew anything about me. Never met this person and all he knew of me was that I emailed a snopes link.
I do that, too. Send de-bunking links. Haven't been ripped too bad for it (yet). I don't understand the anger at being proved wrong. There's enough bad stuff about any candidate that we shouldn't have to resort to making stuff up.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#75642 Nov 7, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>You need to find and post it here.
Eh, I probably shouldn't.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#75643 Nov 7, 2012
Hark, the stock market took a dive! Anyone surprised? It's already being predicted there will be another crash in April. You heard it here first folks. I'll be saying "I told you so" for the next four years!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#75645 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Hark, the stock market took a dive! Anyone surprised? It's already being predicted there will be another crash in April. You heard it here first folks. I'll be saying "I told you so" for the next four years!
As much as I don't like Romney, and as happy as I am about the election, I have to say he showed a lot more class and grace about losing than you are.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#75646 Nov 7, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Is that THE Jesse Jackson or does he have a son and he's in political office?
It's his son. He's been MIA for several months now; recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and is in the Mayo clinic.

He basically ran unchallenged, had no campaign rallies, etc. and won. I guess his constituants *really* like him. <mimishrug>
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75647 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Your credibility might improve if you could provide any actual examples.
Yours might if you occasionally said something that displayed even a modicum of intelligence and consideration.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75648 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Should have been a landslide for Romney, but with 50% of people on the government dole, it's not really a surprise Obama eeked out a win. Tell people they'll get free healthcare, free education, free housing, free whatever they want, and idiots will actually believe it. Maybe now the other 50% of the country will be on welfare in the next four years. Now I really do hope the world will end next month.
You want America to become a socialist country? Ask Hitler, Stalin, Marx, Cuba, China, et al, how well that worked out for them.
Oh, and now Obama could get impeached over Benghazi and we'll have Biden as our president. Way to go, peeps.
Mutt, meet Deep End, Deep End, meet Mutt.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75649 Nov 7, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
Hark, the stock market took a dive! Anyone surprised? It's already being predicted there will be another crash in April. You heard it here first folks. I'll be saying "I told you so" for the next four years!
I thought you were going to be saying "I told you so" today after Romney's victory?

BTW, the market is about 4,800 points HIGHER than when Bush left office. Spin that, please.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75650 Nov 7, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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As much as I don't like Romney, and as happy as I am about the election, I have to say he showed a lot more class and grace about losing than you are.
Mutt has as much chance of showing class and grace as he does of flying. Or pleasing a woman.
Sam I Am

Nashville, TN

#75651 Nov 7, 2012
In all seriousness, I hope that a few more politicians on both sides of the aisle will try to show the same class and interest for what is best that Gov. Christie did in working with Obama re: Hurricane Sandy.

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